Flashcards in TUMOUR MARKERS AND CANCER OF UNKNOWN PRIMARY Deck (12):
What is the tumour marker for hepatocellular carcinoma?
Also tumour marker for germ cell tumour (would have high hCG too)
What are the tumour markers for pancreatic cancer?
(Also Tumour M2-PK)
What is the tumour marker for ovarian cancer?
What are the tumour markers for germ cell tumours?
What is the tumour marker for prostate cancer?
What is the tumour marker for colorectal cancer?
CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen)
What cancer(s) is alpha fetoprotein (AFP) a tumour marker for?
Germ cell tumours
What cancer(s) is PSA a tumour marker for?
What cancer(s) is CEA a tumour marker for?
Colorectal cancer - mainly
Urinary tract cancer
What cancer(s) is Ca 19-9 a tumour marker for?
Pancreatic cancer - mainly
What investigations would you do for someone who presents with signs of cancer of unknown primary?
Myeloma screen - if there are lytic bone lesions
Endoscopy - if there are symptoms
Remember that we perform investigations only if:
– the results are likely to affect a treatment decision
– the patient understands why the investigations are being carried out
– the patient understands the potential benefits and risks of investigation and treatment and
– the patient is prepared to accept treatment